Felice and Henry went out to Long Island this week while Max and I stayed home.
Crafty dad made an "Oobi" puppet for Max.
I installed a new cat flap for our back door as the old one had disintegrated. I bought a Staywell "Big Cat Small Dog" flap. The installation drove me crazy. Here are the directions:
The top panels? What the heck are they trying to convey? The bottom are slightly more helpful yet I ended up completely reverse engineering it and understanding each component before finally getting it installed. It requires 4 hands, two of which I made up for with some duct tape.
Of course I found instructions with words later on the internet...With words the whole thing makes a lot more sense even if it's equally difficult to install. The Amazon reviews are not good...I guess I should have done some research.
A friend recommended this video, by Punks Not Dad, read the lyrics unless you like geezer-punk. Myself, I keep humming it...
There are several collections of Pingu on Netflix Instant that have been keeping Max happy lately.
Here are a bunch of paper crafts from Canon.
My dad told me about this great article, "A Mathematician's Lament", which led me to the parent site that has two good blogs, "Number a Day" and "Minute Math".
EDIT: A little late I found out my 2nd cousin in law's graphic novel hypertext project of James Joyce's Ulysses made the New Yorker book blog. Go check it out.